Toya Wright, reveals how she didn’t even realize she was suffering from postpartum alopecia. Toya Wright welcomed a new baby girl Reign into the lives of her partner Robert Rushing and daughter Reginae Carter in February 2018. Suddenly she noticed unnormal amounts of hair seperating from her scalp. Like most moms she freaked out and did some reasearch.
In Toya Wrights findings, she was suffering from postpartum alopecia. Toya Wright shared her experience on Instagram saying,
“Postpartum Alopecia Is so real,” she wrote. “I didn’t know why my hair was falling out. I just noticed my edges and the middle of my hair were getting super thin. Every time I would wash my hair it would come out in chunks. I’ve always had full edges. I did some research and found out that new moms are surprised to be shedding more hair than usual in the first few months after giving birth, but it’s perfectly normal. there’s no need to panic: Your hair should be back to normal around your baby’s first birthday. That’s way too long to be without edges but it’s a part of the beauty of giving birth.”
Reluctantly this is a temporary state for moms. Toya wasn’t the only celeb mom who struggled through it. Tamar Braxton also shared her experience back in 2014. According to Black America Web she stated,
“When u HAVE your baby …(my son) your hair falls out!!” she said back in 2014. “Thanks to @simplicityhairoil for my hairline coming back! But if it didn’t work I would BUY me some. Glad you all get to see the changes while #bfv & #T&V on T.V.”
Research has found that continuing to tale prenatal vitamins after birth is one way to deal with postpartum alopecia, also keeping hair lightly moistured, with less heat.